The Siege of Krishnapur Setting & Symbolism

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The Great Exhibition

This Exhibition was held in an immense cathedral-like structure (The Crystal Palace) in London in 1851. It highlighted inventions and technological advances of the age, emphasizing Britain's role in the industrial revolution.

The possessions

These objects that the British residents of Krishnapur brought with them when they retreated for the safety of the Residency are used to prop up the rampart walls.

The pariah dogs

These wild dogs are nasty and full of mange. They thrive during the siege since they eat human remains. One pariah dog is particularly attracted to Fleury.

Chloe

Chloe is the domestic dog that Fleury buys. He intends to give the dog to Louise as a gift to win her heart, since the dog's blond curls remind him of Louise. Chloe becomes half-wild during the siege and plays "hide and seek" with a sepoy before eating his face once the man...

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